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The Resource Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire, Judith Herrin

Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire, Judith Herrin

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Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire
Title
Byzantium
Title remainder
the surprising life of a medieval empire
Statement of responsibility
Judith Herrin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Byzantium. the name evokes grandeur and exoticism - gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire's millennium-long history, she identifies the fundamental questions about Byzantium- what it was, and what special significance it holds for us today.-inside jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrin, Judith
Dewey number
949.502
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DF521
LC item number
.H477 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Civilization
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantinisches Reich
  • Byzantine Empire
  • Byzantine Empire
Label
Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire, Judith Herrin
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A different history of Byzantium -- The city of Constantine -- Constantinople, the largest city in Christendom -- The East Roman Empire -- Greek orthodoxy -- The church of Hagia Sophia -- The Ravenna Mosaics -- Roman law -- The bulwark against Islam -- Icons, a new Christian art form -- Iconoclasm and icon veneration -- A literate and articulate society -- Saints Cyril and methodios, 'apostles to the slavs' -- Greek fire -- The Byzantine economy -- Eunuchs -- The imperial court -- Imperial children, 'born in the purple' -- Mount Athos -- Venice and the fork -- Basil II, 'the bulgar-slayer' -- Eleventh-century crisis -- Anna Komnene -- A cosmopolitan society -- The fulcrum of the crusades -- The towers of Trebizond, Arta, Nicaea and Thessanlonike -- Rebels and patrons -- 'Better the Turkish turban than the Papal tiara' -- The siege of 1453 -- Conclusion: The greatness and legacy of Byzantium
Control code
ocn154694576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 391 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691143699
Lccn
2007937185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154694576
  • (OCoLC)154694576
Label
Byzantium : the surprising life of a medieval empire, Judith Herrin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A different history of Byzantium -- The city of Constantine -- Constantinople, the largest city in Christendom -- The East Roman Empire -- Greek orthodoxy -- The church of Hagia Sophia -- The Ravenna Mosaics -- Roman law -- The bulwark against Islam -- Icons, a new Christian art form -- Iconoclasm and icon veneration -- A literate and articulate society -- Saints Cyril and methodios, 'apostles to the slavs' -- Greek fire -- The Byzantine economy -- Eunuchs -- The imperial court -- Imperial children, 'born in the purple' -- Mount Athos -- Venice and the fork -- Basil II, 'the bulgar-slayer' -- Eleventh-century crisis -- Anna Komnene -- A cosmopolitan society -- The fulcrum of the crusades -- The towers of Trebizond, Arta, Nicaea and Thessanlonike -- Rebels and patrons -- 'Better the Turkish turban than the Papal tiara' -- The siege of 1453 -- Conclusion: The greatness and legacy of Byzantium
Control code
ocn154694576
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 391 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691143699
Lccn
2007937185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154694576
  • (OCoLC)154694576

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